Cabinet of Curiosities Show 32 – Earworm II – the Earworm Strikes Back – #xmcab

As far as we can tell, there was no specific term for these types of compulsively catchy melodies, but one came into being in 1979: the German psychiatrist Cornelius Eckert described such tunes as “Ohrwürmer”—earworms. (The imagery has deep roots: “Musicophilia” notes that, centuries ago, an early folk-music manuscript referred to music that got stuck in your head as “the piper’s maggot.”) While there still isn’t a strict definition of what constitutes an earworm, it is generally considered to be a constant loop of fifteen to twenty seconds of music lodged in your head for at least a few hours, if not days—or, in severe cases, months.


We know a song that will get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves…. actually we know LOTS of them!

Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 11th April, if you dare…….

We want to melt your brain!!!!

Cabinet of Curiosities – Show 31 – Fools and Sages #xmcab

“We’re all fools,” said Clemens, “all the time. It’s just we’re a different kind each day. We think, I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we’re not perfect and live accordingly.”
— Ray Bradbury (The Illustrated Man)
In honour of April, come join us for a journey on what fools we mortals be – with a little good advice thrown in for us to ignore!

Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 4th April, you’d be a Fool to miss it

*badun tish*….
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Cabinet of Curiosities – Show 30 – Portrait Gallery

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”
― Vincent Van Gogh
“I’d like to live like a poor man – only with lots of money.”
― Pablo Picasso


The Cabinet opens our Art Gallery for one night only.
Take a walk with us along a musical rogues gallery – portraits, abstract swirls, mad painters, photographs……
We don’t know much about Art, but his surname is Garfunkel…….

Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 28th March, it’s time for The Gallery….

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Cabinet of Curiosities Show 29 – All Request Special

No music is so charming to my ear as the requests of my friends, and the supplications of those in want of my assistance.
Julius Caesar

Yes it’s that time again – time to play some of the great (and curious) requests I have received for the last few shows, but wasn’t able to fit in.

Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 14th March, for the Listener Takeover

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Cabinet of Curiosities Show 28 – Curious Cinema

“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.” 
Jean-Luc Godard

Music from the Movies – but the curious kind.

You may well think that your heart will go on – but it hardly seems necessary to wail about it for 5 minutes.

Oh and there was *totally* room for Jack on that door.

Grab your hot dog and your popcorn and don’t forget to supersize that drink so you need to go for a wee half way through!

Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 7th March, for some movie musical madness!

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